BFA in Acting

Our Vision

We embrace a balanced training philosophy dedicated to fostering the principles of collaboration, inspiring the spirit of generosity and expanding the boundaries of “the canon” to include enduring texts, and contemporary works that reflect today’s engagement with the world around us.  

Our Mission

To provide a foundation in the discipline of Acting that inspires our students to begin lifelong journeys of learning and artistic expression.

BFA Actor Training program is designed to develop actors in both mind and body. We provide our students with the essential skills for exploring text in performance through layers of classic text exploration and contemporary literature. This training includes integration of voice, movement, and acting within a range of styles.

The combination of experiences within both the University of Minnesota and at the Guthrie Theater offers students a deeper understanding of the performing arts community within today’s landscape.

We seek students from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are:

  • Serious about pursuing acting as a profession
  • Curious and inquisitive
  • Willing to take risks
  • Interested in artistic exploration individually and as an ensemble

We embrace the continual development of the artist’s distinctive voice and encourage students to design their individual paths towards artistic fulfillment.

Statement of Purpose:

We cultivate the actor, artist and scholar by providing a unique curriculum rooted in the guiding principles:

-An expansive liberal arts education.

-An intensive studio-training curriculum, which is committed to the integration of voice, movement and acting within a wide range of styles.

-An eclectic performing arts experience, under the auspices of both an academic institution and the professional theater. 

-A balanced philosophy espousing Freedom and Form; Process and Product.

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